strive to equal or match, especially by imitating
"He is emulating the skating skills of his older sister"
imitate the function of (another system), as by modifying the hardware or the software
compete with successfully; approach or reach equality with
"This artist's drawings cannot emulate his water colors"
To attempt to equal or be the same as.
To copy or imitate, especially a person.
To feel a rivalry with; to be jealous of, to envy.
(computing) of a program or device to imitate another program or device
striving to excel; ambitious; emulous
to strive to equal or to excel in qualities or actions; to imitate, with a view to equal or to outdo, to vie with; to rival; as, to emulate the good and the great
Origin: [L. aemulatus, p. p. of aemulari, fr. aemulus emulous; prob. akin to E. imitate.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
em′ū-lāt, v.t. to strive to equal or excel: to imitate, with a view to equal or excel: to rival.—adj. (Shak.) ambitious.—n. Emulā′tion, act of emulating or attempting to equal or excel: rivalry: competition: contest: (obs.) jealous rivalry.—adj. Em′ulative, inclined to emulation, rivalry, or competition.—n. Em′ulator:—fem. Em′ulatress.—adj. Em′ulatory, arising from or expressing emulation.—v.t. Em′ule (obs), to emulate.—adj. Em′ulous, eager to emulate: desirous of like excellence with another: engaged in competition or rivalry.—adv. Em′ulously—n. Em′ulousness. [L. æmulāri, æmulātus—æmulus, striving with.]
The numerical value of emulate in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of emulate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A best friend is he who can emulate a dog but still can talk.
Don't be a leader to dictate, but be a person whom everyone wants to emulate and follow.
This is him pandering, he is not with them right now, he is trying to emulate (Mike) Huckabee.
When you see a good man, try to emulate his example, and when you see a bad man, search yourself for his faults.
When I was a kid, I loved Lucile Ball, i just really wanted to emulate her, I suppose. My passion for acting and producing has just grown over the years.
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